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Bios in hyper-v

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    Bios in hyper-v


    is there a way to set-up a bios password in hyper-v i need a screen shoot of it for my Btec level 3

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    I don't think there is a way to get in to the BIOS CMOS settings on Hyper-V.
    Try pressing del while the Hyper-V splash screen (after starting the VM) still shows.
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    No - the "BIOS" in Hyper-V is limited to selecting boot device order and whether num lock is on or off only.
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    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Hi there

    Your best bet is perhaps to restrict the directories the VM is loaded on and certainly restrict the users of the VM.

    I assume that even though W8 itself is a single user system the VM can run in the background so any user logging on to the VM remotely doesn't even need to have an account on the W8 HOST machine.

    I started with HYPER-V but switched back to VMware as it suited my purposes much better - although it costs some money - but for some people the whole HYPER-V could be a good thing. Ms is a bit late to the VM party but I'm sure Ms will evolve this area and become a significant player in a very important and especially with "the cloud" an increasing market.

    For a screenshot of your HYPER-V BIOS - use the camera on your mobile phone and then upload that as normal to the forum via attachments either directly or emailing the image to your computer (or even directly by connecting the phone with a usb cable and using file explorer).

    VMware is fine with BIOS password BTW



    Cheers
    jimbo
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Hi there

    Your best bet is perhaps to restrict the directories the VM is loaded on and certainly restrict the users of the VM.

    I assume that even though W8 itself is a single user system the VM can run in the background so any user logging on to the VM remotely doesn't even need to have an account on the W8 HOST machine.

    I started with HYPER-V but switched back to VMware as it suited my purposes much better - although it costs some money - but for some people the whole HYPER-V could be a good thing. Ms is a bit late to the VM party but I'm sure Ms will evolve this area and become a significant player in a very important and especially with "the cloud" an increasing market.

    For a screenshot of your HYPER-V BIOS - use the camera on your mobile phone and then upload that as normal to the forum via attachments either directly or emailing the image to your computer (or even directly by connecting the phone with a usb cable and using file explorer).

    VMware is fine with BIOS password BTW



    Cheers
    jimbo
    can you upload a screen shoot of the supervisor password being set with no user password set in the back ground?
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    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Hi there
    don't have access to that VM at the moment -- will do as soon as I can get my remote connection working again

    Cheers
    jimbo
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Hi there
    don't have access to that VM at the moment -- will do as soon as I can get my remote connection working again

    Cheers
    jimbo
    thanks
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  8. #8


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    I assume that even though W8 itself is a single user system the VM can run in the background so any user logging on to the VM remotely doesn't even need to have an account on the W8 HOST machine.

    I started with HYPER-V but switched back to VMware as it suited my purposes much better - although it costs some money - but for some people the whole HYPER-V could be a good thing. Ms is a bit late to the VM party but I'm sure Ms will evolve this area and become a significant player in a very important and especially with "the cloud" an increasing market.
    Windows 8 is not a single-user system per se. At any given time, there are at least 3, and sometimes 4 or more users running. SYSTEM, LOCAL SERVICE, NETWORK SERVICE, and your user account. DWM also runs as its own user in Windows 8 (it didn't in Windows 7, IIRC). It is, however, a single interactive user system. Only one person can be using the console (although it's possible to add third party services like telnet or remote console that allows more than one user to be interactive in a command line).

    What specifically is it in VMware that more suits your needs? Or is it just that you're more familiar with it?

    Yes, Hyper-v runs as a service, even when no user is logged on. So a started VM runs even when no user is logged into the host.
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